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Elton John returning to Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — British singer Elton John will perform in Israel for the first time in nearly two decades.

The single performance set for June 17 was announced Tuesday.

John last appeared in Israel in 1993. Landing in Israel on the day of the concert, he was swarmed by the media and left without performing. He was persuaded to return and perform the following day.

He first performed in Tel Aviv in 1979.
 

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